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Roman: McCoy fits any run game scheme

Posted by Chris Brown on April 13, 2015 – 11:11 am

Bills offensive coordinator Greg Roman is known as a creative offensive mind. When it comes to his anticipated feature back LeSean McCoy however, he doesn’t have to draw something up to fit the dynamic back.

In an interview with ESPN’s John Clayton on Inside the Huddle, Roman explained that McCoy’s game adapts to any type of run game scheme a coordinator could draw up.

“The thing about LeSean is if you watch him back in college at Pitt he was in a two-back downhill offense and he looked extremely special doing that,” said Roman. “Then when he went to Philadelphia and Andy Reid was there he looked special doing that and then when Chip Kelly got there he looked special doing that. So the long and short of it is it doesn’t really matter what you do with him. The guy is super talented and we’re beyond thrilled that we can work with him.”

With the Bills expected to run a good deal of two tight end sets, Clayton asked Roman if McCoy could adjust from running in a wide open scheme in Philadelphia to what is anticipated to be more of a traditional offensive scheme in Buffalo.

“Again when you go back and watch him even in college running out of more traditional sets with a couple of tight ends in it, it doesn’t matter with him,” said Roman. “That’s what impresses me about him, how adaptable he is and what a natural back he is.

“I think we’re going to run him out of all the aforementioned formations. It’s not like you have to worry about him not being able to do something well. Far from it. I’m a run to daylight kind of guy. I like to give backs freedom to hit the hole and if nothing is there be a football player and I think you’d have to look far and wide to find a guy that does that better than him.”


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